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Charles Davis

Charles Davis is an active diver for over 19 years who enjoys writing about his favorite activities, Scuba Diving and Travel. Also known as the Scuba Diving Nomad

Caverns, Cenotes, and Blue Holes – Natural Overhead Environments

Caverns present unique diving opportunities enjoyed by many divers, however it is one that leads to deaths for many untrained divers. Nine out of ten divers who die in...

Dive Logbooks, Why You Should Keep One

Dive logbooks is one of the topics that is drilled into us in our Open Water Diver training programs. Dive Logbooks are a MUST. We are taught that we need...

Dive the Philippines

Whale sharks, thresher sharks, historical wrecks, UNESCO heritage sites, liveaboards, pristine reefs and great drift dives are just some of the features of diving the Philippines. The Philippines has...

Why You Should Be NITROX Qualified

Nitrox or more precious Enriched Air Nitrox or EAN has been available to recreational divers for over two decades. Still, it is not understood by many divers. In fact,...

5 Tips for Better Bottom Times

Bottom times, many novice divers feel embarrassed for being the first one to have to surface. Sometimes they are made to feel bad by a more experienced dive buddy...

Reefs Need Our Help Now

Being an active scuba diver, I have seen my share of reefs. Some of them have been great with brilliant colors and teeming with marine life, while others have...

Drift Diving – Going with the Flow

Drift diving is an advanced skill that adds extra dimension to your diving. We learn in our open water course to start our dives by swimming into a current....

Keeping the Chill Out – Exposure Suit Basics

Everyone likes to “chill” after a dive but it is not so great getting chilled during the dive. Water cools the body much faster than air will, leaving you...

Diving for Art Appreciation

The art of creating a artificial reef has greatly changed since environmentalist started looking for means to save coral reefs that were being destroyed. Early efforts included the sinking...

Tables vs Computers – Is It Either Or?

Dive computers are firmly in place as a must have portion of a dive kit. The prices of entry level dive computers are such that they can be one...

Cairns Liveaboards, Not Just for the Experts

Recently, one of my articles on this site was about remote liveaboards. Most of the destinations in that article are for very experienced divers. Unfortunately, that article helps reinforce...

To Dive or Not To Dive

To dive or not to dive. One of the axioms we learn early in our dive training is that any diver can cancel any dive for any reason. However,...

6 Tips for Your First Night Dive

All sorts of travel documentaries will highlight destinations that “Do Not Sleep”. Many destinations are even defined by their nightlife. The reefs you dive in your local area or...

How Safe is My Scuba Diving Friend While Diving

Okay a show of hands, how many of you divers have heard the following from a friend or relative? "Oh My God, you are going scuba diving!! Are You Suicidal?" I...

Florida Lionfish War Heats Up

The issue of the Indo-Pacific native Lionfish taking over the waters of Florida and into the Caribbean and up the US Atlantic coast is not a new issue, still...

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